September 4, 1933 – September 29, 2020
Pat Kelly was missioned to the Philippines in 1959. He was sent to Guyana in 1996, and returned to the Philippines in 2000. In his heart he had never left the Philippines. His love for the people and passion for justice held strong until his last days.
OLMs, especially those who also lived and worked in the Philippines, treasured his friendship.
With tears and laughter, and many stories, Our Lady’s Missionaries joined Scarboro Missions for a memorial Mass and to accompany Pat to his final resting place.
Fittingly, he who rallied the people to fast and fight for the forest was laid to rest underneath a beautiful tree.
Pat lived large. Whatever he did, he did with total abandon. May we too remember to embrace all that comes our way with a passion and love that befits a disciple of Jesus who “came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Jn 10:10b
By Sr. Christine Gebel, OLM
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